Trump's Abuse of America is Getting Lethal
Medium: Sept. 20, 2020
What Donald Trump has done to America can be best understood as the political version of what a perpetrator of domestic violence does to a victim, using every opportunity to isolate, destabilize, demoralize, and overwhelm– to maintain control and power at all cost, even if it means completely destroying their victim in the process. Predictably, when accountability failed and he successfully avoided removal after impeachment, Trump’s abuse tactics escalated. Now Trump isn’t just undermining our norms; he is threatening the existence of our democracy and the basic safety and security of every American.
Ms. Magazine Online: Justine Andronici (Oct 14, 2019)
"Three years into this relationship, America is on the eve of escape. As we head into the final year before the 2020 election, the country has been fundamentally changed by the abuse it has suffered at the hands of Donald Trump. But just as it is most dangerous when a victim decides to leave their perpetrator, it is precisely this moment, the moment leading to separation, that brings our greatest danger."